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The data revolution : big data, open data, data infrastructures & their consequences

Author: Rob Kitchin
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Published in 2014, this is an ideal guide to the essentials of what is DATA; what we are currently doing with it that is fundamentally different than in the past; and finally speculation and ramifications of both BIG and OPEN DATA for information systems. Broken into several chapters ... it occurs to me that this is the perfect outline for a complete overhaul of a DATA Lecture I've tried to sandwich between Intro  Read more...
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Kitchin, Rob.
Data revolution.
Los Angeles : SAGE, [2014]
(DLC) 2014932842
(OCoLC)871211376
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Kitchin
ISBN: 9781473908260 1473908264 9781473909472 1473909473
OCLC Number: 890980886
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 222 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Conceptualising data --
2. Small data, data infrastructures and data brokers --
3. Open and linked data --
4. Big data --
5. Enablers and sources of big data --
6. Data analytics --
7. The governmental and business rationale for big data --
8. The reframing of science, social science and humanities research --
9. Technical and organisational issues --
10. Ethical, political, social and legal concerns --
11. Making sense of the data revolution.
Responsibility: Rob Kitchin.

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